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How to Pivot Your Skillset For a Career Change

career advice Sep 22, 2020

Are you happy with your career? It turns out over 50 percent of Americans aren’t. As a someone who has been there, it’s now my mission to help smart, intelligent high-achieving women everywhere take control of their careers and do the work they were meant to do in the world. 

But how do you know when it’s time to switch to a new career? The thought of making the leap is a big enough deterrent for many people, but a career pivot can make the difference between dreading...

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How to Craft a Stellar Resume to Get the Job You Want

career advice Aug 11, 2020

The economy added 1.8 million new jobs to the economy in July, even though we're still in the midst of a historic high unemployment rate. While roughly half of the new jobs are in the hospitality and retail industries, other organizations across industries have opened up or created new positions that they are now hiring for.

Since it takes less than 10 seconds for a recruiter or hiring manager to review a resume, you want to ensure that your resume stands out. 

However, most people hate...

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FORBES ARTICLE: Systemic Racism In The Workplace

leadership Jul 03, 2020

In light of the current climate, I was inspired to add my voice to the conversation on how leaders with the walls of various organizational structures could work to dismantle racism and engage in anti-racist work.

It was the subject of my article recently published in Forbes entitled: Systemic Racism In The Workplace: How To Move From Acknowledgment To Lasting Change.

I also spoke on these points during my monthly segment on AM Northwest Morning Show, which you can also watch...

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5 Work From Home Outfit Ideas

travel/wardrobe May 23, 2020
Ok, raise your hand if you're elevated pajamas and lounge wear to a new level??
 
I'll admit that I tried to fight it for as long as I could. I've worked from home for the last eight years and I've prided myself on getting up and getting dressed every morning for "work." But over time it became harder and harder to really make much of an effort.
 
While lounging around in comfy clothes is great, after a while, you start to miss the routine of getting up and getting ready...
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How to Use LinkedIn to Land Your Next Job or Promotion

career advice May 12, 2020

LinkedIn is not just a social network or an electronic version of your resume. When properly utilized, LinkedIn can function as not only your personal website but your best marketing resource to position you for the job and career you want.

Today on AM Northwest, I shared some of the critical components of building a LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed and lead you to the career you want. If you've been neglecting or under-utilizing this platform, it's time to change that. 

You...

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A New Source of Burnout: Zoom Fatigue

business career mindset Apr 24, 2020

Having worked remotely for the last 10 years or so, when the coronavirus pandemic forced us to quarantine to the confines of our home, I wasn't really phased by it. In fact, being an ambivert (an extraverted introvert) I was secretly looking forward to a little social distancing. 

However, I noticed that many of my clients who are also working remotely have been experiencing a heightened level of fatigue and overwhelm. While they're happy to skip the long commutes and eating out,...

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5 Ways to Recession Proof Your Career

business career advice Apr 24, 2020

I find it fascinating that in 2019 the National Association for Business Economics pointed to indicators that signaled we were heading for a recision in 2020 or 2021. While they didn't include a global pandemic as one of the indicators, the point is history has shown us how volatile the market can be. When we experience these ups and downs, the impact on your job and career can be significant. 

In fact, I recently read that 4.4 million people have filed for unemployment in this...

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How to Manage Your Career During COVID-19

career advice Apr 14, 2020

We're in a strange time of ambiguity and uncertainty, and for many that extends to the current state of their career.  While your career may not be in the forefront of your mind, it's still important to manage what you can for now so you can continue to have the career you want  when we get on the other side of all of this. 

Many of us are working remotely, trying to survive a layoff, or dealing with reduced hours. Even if your company hasn’t implemented any changes yet,...

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10 Tips for Leading Effective Virtual Meetings

business career leadership Mar 20, 2020

Are you needing to stay connected to your team? Online virtual meetings will be our new normal for a while. Interviews have not moved into the online space, so you'll want to make the same powerful impression virtually as you would in person. Also, distributed teams are having to consider how to maintain good working relationships with their colleagues, as well as, how to collaborate effectively in online workshops and have online meetings. 

So, whether you're interviewing or...

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When to Turn Your Side-Hustle Into Your Full-Time Gig

business career Mar 11, 2020

Have you been sitting at your desk daydreaming about long lazy days working for yourself, calling the shots, and doing what you love? If you already started some type of side-hustle and are wondering when's the best time to turn your part-time hustle into a full-time gig, then you'll want to check out my latest segment on AM Northwest Morning Show.

 Here are the highlights for you:

  1. Be honest with yourself and assess if you're truly ready to shift from an employee mindset to an...
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